I understand the reasoning behind this bill. Guns are loud and disturb neighborhoods near gun ranges, etc. Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of gun violence in this country. It's not just gang violence or police shooting unarmed people (in part because they are afraid for their lives since guns are everywhere and they can't tell who has one), but there are school shootings once a week. These are children who aren't battling in gang turf wars or "disobeying" police commands, yet the are being mowed down. One of the life saving factors in those shootings IS the noise of the gun. That noise alerts everyone and starts the life saving process. Can you imagine the death toll from an AR-15 equipped with a silencer? Until we can get a grip on the gun violence in this country, weapons and accessories to weapons shouldn't be made easier to obtain.